It was a goal from Aiden Hendry late in the second half which separated the two teams as Lewis United went on to lift the ADJFA U13s Regional Trophy after beating Elite FC at Colony Park. The game was destined to be a tight affair, with both teams looking a bit nervous due to the cup final atmosphere.
These pre-match nerves were reflected upon the first half; with the play being very much end-to-end as neither team could get a firm grasp of the game. As a result of this chances were held to a minimum by two solid defences that were not easily broken down.
The chances which did come never threatened either keeper to a significant extent. A shot from Elite’s Tyler Reid took a deflection off a defender and could have misled Lewis’ Cameron Middleton but he showed good awareness to catch the ball.
Lewis came closest to scoring in the first half as a cross from Hendry was put out for a corner after being cleared by Josh Buchan in the Elite defence. It was taken by Guilherme Barbosa who found Harvey Yeats who was unlucky to see his shot deflected out and over the bar.
As the first half drew to a close both teams were still firmly in with a chance of winning. There had been plenty of battling between the two teams but both still had an abundance of talent left to show.